Logue family papers: Finding Aid mssLogue

Kelly Kress
The Huntington Library
March 2022
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Business Number: (626) 405-2191

Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
Title: Logue family papers
Creator: Logue family
Identifier/Call Number: mssLogue
Physical Description: 0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
Date (inclusive): 1893-1932
Abstract: Letters from brothers Claude and Nelson Logue, and Claude's wife Margaret Logue, to parents Ida and Reuben Logue in Aspen, Colorado, describing work and daily life. Some documents related to the Chronicle Gold Mining Company are also included.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Logue family papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase from McBride Rare Books, February 2022.

Biographical / Historical

Nelson W. Logue (1874-1944) and Claude L. Logue (1876-1959) were brothers from Colorado involved with the mining industry in the Western United States. Claude Logue was married to Margaret M. Hamilton Logue (1878-1946), and worked as an assayer and mining engineer, and the couple moved around between Colorado, Nevada, and Montana due to Claude's work. Nelson Logue attended the Colorado School of Mines and worked as an engineer, primarily in Arizona for the American Smelting and Refining Company.

Scope and Contents

Letters from Nelson Logue, Claude Logue, and Margaret Logue, to Nelson and Claude's parents Ida and Reuben Logue in Aspen, Colorado. Nelson's early letters describe his academic progress at the Colorado School of Mines, school events, and visits to the surrounding countryside; and a brief stint working in El Paso, Texas. Later letters detail his work for the American Smelting and Refining Company in Hayden, Arizona, and also mention trips to the Arizona desert and his thoughts on the state of copper mining. Claude Logue writes of his work in Denver and Alma, Colorado, and Anaconda, Montana, and also relays news of layoffs and fatal accidents in the mines. Margaret Logue's letters are filled with details of her daily life at home with Claude often away, including differences in small town amenities; and the work of caring for animals, tending the garden, preparing food, and performing strenuous outdoor chores. She also describes the family's move to Butte, Montana, and the process of finding a house and relocating. There are also documents related to the Chronicle Gold Mining Company, located near Prescott, Arizona, including reports, stock certificates, and business correspondence.

Processing Information

Processed at the time of accessioning by Kelly Kress in March 2022.


Arranged alphabetically by person, followed by company documents.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Copper mines and mining -- Arizona
Copper mines and mining -- Montana
Copper mines and mining -- Colorado
Copper mines and mining -- Nevada
Deserts -- Southwestern States
Gold mines and mining -- Arizona
Mining engineering -- Accidents
Mining engineering -- History
Arizona -- Description and travel
Colorado -- Description and travel
Montana -- Description and travel
Nevada -- Description and travel
Women -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Letters (correspondence) -– 19th century
Letters (correspondence) -- 20th century

Box 1, Folder 1

Claude Logue 1903-1927

Box 1, Folder 2

Margaret Logue 1902-1906

Box 1, Folder 3

Margaret Logue 1911-1929

Box 1, Folder 4

Nelson Logue 1893-1925

Box 1, Folder 5

Nelson Logue 1926-1932

Box 1, Folder 6

Chronicle Gold Mining Company 1906-1909